Seven Seven


Liberated by the escalator
One step at a time
Away from corridors
Draughted by departing trains
Where they didn’t mind the gap
Between east and west
Blasting their way past buskers
On a mayoral dome
But left me to escape the inferno
For a peep into the world above
Cameos of what’s to come
As Transport for London advertises
The better life with Mama Mia
And me
Saying Abba Father
Deliver us from evil.
July 2010
To Andre, a lover of the London Underground,
and to those who died - on the fifth anniversary of the London Bombings